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Maui Wedding Photographer
I shoot fashion, editorial and wedding photography on Maui and destinations worldwide. I adore style, from chic contemporary to vintage bohemian. I am passionate in delivering an unforgettable experience for my clients. My work has been published by Style me Pretty, Pacific Weddings, Rock N Roll Bride, The knot and more. I look forward to working with you!
Maui wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS published work
Raves from some of my clients to see more visit my page at The Knot and Wedding Wire:
via YELP.com and The Knot
Most Magical Photographer
10/18/2014 Michelle H
Chris J. Evans is a true professional! Not only was his professional demeanor completely amazing, but his photographs are beyond compare. I've had numerous people tell me that our wedding photos look like they came right out of Vogue or Vanity Fair and that they are the best wedding photos they have ever seen. He truly takes the time to get the best shot in the most unique and stunning way. These are not your boring, standing side by side, run of the mill wedding shots. If you are a fashion forward and modern bride who wants memorable photos he is your guy! We really wanted something that captured the magic of Maui and he went beyond expectations. AND on top of it we got married during a hurricane, so he was able to really capture the environment and do some really spectacular scenes with the clouds. His talent with lighting is like nothing I've ever seen before. In addition, he's just an all around great guy. Super easy to work with, great with communication (I actually lagged on my emails!) and FAST delivery! We had our photos in less than two weeks which in wedding photography is unheard of. Also, he went out of his way to calm me down before we hopped on our plane, reassuring me that no matter what, hurricane or not, he will get great photos. AND he did just that. Whether you have an intimate wedding or a huge gala affair Chris will be the best choice for you! You will not be disappointed!!!!
Maui wedding photographer...fantastic!
Rob T. | Sydney, Australia 3/31/2015
Chris was amazing. We knew we wanted him for our wedding from the moment we saw his work on his website. Other photographers we looked online seemed to showcase work that was "nice", but was lacking something. Chris captures the emotion, and the soul of the day.
Planning a destination wedding was stressful enough, we didn't want the worry about it we had the right photographer. We had a couple of video chats with Chris, and exchanged countless emails. When we arrived on Maui, Chris met with us for a coffee to talk about the big day, and put any concerns we had at ease.
On the day, he was a true professional. He kept the balance of allowing us to enjoy our time with friends and family, with doing what he needed to get the shots that we will be looking at for the rest of our lives.
Chris isn't a photographer. He's a passionate artist. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer!
Chris was such a great guy to work with. He was professional yet relaxed. he understood what we wanted and made an effort to make it happen. He was creative with his ideas for pictures and they turned out great! I would highly recommend him for your special day!
2/4/2015 | Tania R. | Austin, Texas
We hired Chris to photograph our private wedding on Makena Beach in January of 2015. He was prompt with his response after emailing and we discussed our options and costs within one day. He was very professional, super easy going and very fun to work with! My guy usually hates being photographed and Chris even put him at ease and made him feel comfortable with the process.
Also, his photographs are SPECTACULAR! He really showcased the beauty of the beach, the waves and the moon in all of our shots, which just made them even more special.
We are so happy we chose him! Thank you Chris for a fun time and gorgeous photos of our special day!
Our choice to get married in Maui was great in itself, but Chris went above and beyond what we had hoped for. I was nervous because I didn't get a chance to meet him before the day of the wedding, but he made all of my bridal party feel really comfortable and relaxed throughout the process. His pictures? I can't even begin to describe them only that they were insanely gorgeous! He really uses the light to his advantage to get the best pictures. Go with Chris, I swear you will not be disappointed!
We hired Chris for our Maui wedding, and we're so happy we did! Chris is an amazing photographer--check out his website and Facebook page. His work really speaks for itself! I really love that his photos have a magazine-type feel to them. I looked at a lot of Maui photogs before deciding on one, but I felt that the quality of Chris's photos really set him apart. There are other photographers in Maui who are higher-priced, but I prefer Chris's photography style--there's something special about his photos. I don't know any photography lingo, but I know that Chris's photos are just DIFFERENT from the ones taken by other Maui photogs. He's just really talented! On our wedding day, Chris knew exactly what shots to get, keeping in mind the sunlight at various points during the day, at sunset, and setting up appropriate lighting at night. He's also just a real pleasure to work with-he made us feel really comfortable and relaxed. My husband and I are NOT naturals in front of the camera, but Chris made the whole process fun and enjoyable. To top everything off, he had quite a few "teaser" pics ready for us within TWO DAYS of the wedding! And our gallery was done before we were home from the honeymoon. Doesn't get more timely than that! I'm so truly pleased with Chris's work. Thank you so much Chris for working hard for us-- the photos you took for us are priceless and we love them.
Ellie K. | Los Angeles, CA | 11/24/2014
We hired Chris for our Maui wedding, and we're so happy we did! Gotta agree with the other Yelpers here: Chris is an amazing photographer--check out his website and Facebook page. His work really speaks for itself! I really love that his photos have a magazine-type feel to them. I looked at a lot of Maui photogs before deciding on one, but I felt that the quality of Chris's photos really set him apart. There are other photographers in Maui who are higher-priced, but I prefer Chris's photography style--there's something special about his photos--I don't know any photography lingo, but I know that Chris's photos are just DIFFERENT from the ones taken by other Maui photogs.
On our wedding day, Chris knew exactly what shots to get, keeping in mind the sunlight at various points during the day, at sunset, and setting up appropriate lighting at night. He's also just a pleasure to work with-he made us feel really comfortable and relaxed. To top it all off, he had quite a few "teaser" pics ready for us within TWO DAYS of the wedding! And our gallery was done before our honeymoon was over. Doesn't get more timely than that! I'm so truly pleased with Chris's work.
Thank you so much Chris for working hard for us-- the photos you took for us are priceless and we love them. I just posted some of our wedding pictures on my Facebook, and so many of my friends/ family have said WOW, you had an amazing photog!
Nikita K. | Los Angeles, CA | 09/06/2014
My husband and I were in Maui celebrating our honeymoon and wanted some photo shoots along the beach. Chris was awesome to work with and took some amazing shots of the beach (and us)!
He made us feel extremely comfortable, was very patient and sent us our finished photos within four days. The photographs look very natural and he's managed to capture some very special memories!
Lisa C. | Simi Valley, CA | 09/25/2014
We were lucky enough to have Chris capture the most important day of our life. From day one he made us feel so comfortable. We had a long list of requests and he met every single one of them. Our wedding day was magical and thanks to Chris we have the pictures to prove it. He sent us teaser pictures within days of the wedding. He sent us our entire gallery within weeks. He completely out did himself. Black and white, color, candids, sunset pictures are all amazing. He made us feel so relaxed and captured everything we could have ever wanted for our special day. Hands down thee best photographer on Maui!! Thanks again Chris!!! Freddie and Lisa (:
Chris photographed my elopement this past Tuesday- we booked him pretty last minute as it was only an elopement but decided we wanted high quality photos for our family who did not attend. Being in the wedding business I knew I did not want the cookie cutter bridal photos & Chris understood that. Also, my favorite thing about Chris was he made us feel so comfortable!! I am not one to like being in front of the camera yet he talked me through all the different poses & everything he was going for w the shot! One thing we did not want was our pictures to scream Maui beach wedding & Chris understood that as well. He drove us, yes- he drove us to a remote little forest in Maui (who knew there were forests in Maui?!) & got us greater shots than I could have imagined. Hopefully he'll be in California for our reception! Chris- thank you for everything!!
Love, The King Kahns :)
My Fiancé and I were in Maui celebrating our engagement. We wanted to have our engagement photos done while we were in Maui. We asked the concierge at Fairmont Kea Lani where we were staying about local photographers. They gave us a list of photographers. We visited all the websites on that list and found nothing that stood out at us. mostly very standard, cookie-cutter nothing fresh.So we decided to ask around the hotel staff, We got a tip from a lovely server at The Fairmont that about Chris J Evans. Once we saw his website we were on the phone to him right away. He was very quick to respond and within two hours of the phone call we were at the beach ready for our shoot with him.He was super friendly, easygoing and excited and motivated to work with us. He made us very comfortable being photographed. He also had some great ideas and brought along some props to use in the photos like a Uke and a Tin Can Telephone. The end result was phenomenal chris capture some stunning shots of us. Most importantly we feel he captured our personalities and style through his photography. We would highly recommend Chris J Evans to anyone who wants unique, hip and fresh portraits or any kind of photography. Chris is the real deal.Thanks again.Colin & Nadia
Redondo Beach, CA
If you are getting married or are just here in vacation and want to capture a special family moment- try Chris E. he has an eye for capturing that "something" that will speak to you forever. Amazing and gifted!
I would like to highly recommend Chris Evans to anyone needing a photographer. Chris is extremely professional and polite, and most of all he is a great photographer. Chris did a shoot for my vacation rental, and the pictures were better than I could have imagined. He is really good at lighting , staging, wide angles , unique angles, and breathing life into pictures. Chris is very artistic and takes his photography to a level way beyond the cookie cutter photographers out there.Geoff WilsonOwner of The Rainbow Bridge House
Chris Evans was amazing! He did both my engagement and wedding photos, and they turned out great. He was the perfect balance of professionalism and fun and I think it showed in our pictures. Thank you!
My fiance & I had the pleasure of working with Chris for pictures to be included with our "Save the Dates" for our upcoming wedding. We had so much fun! Chris did an incredible job of keeping us smiling the entire time! Although we were a little nervous, of course (who is used to someone taking pictures of your every move unless you are a movie star!), Chris was very helpful in directing us on the "how to's" of posing and did a great job of keeping the mood upbeat - we did a little dance and made silly faces! The results of this memorable photo session were unbelievably beautiful photographs! It was hard to decide on just one! It was the perfect addition to our announcements and just about everyone commented on our charming photo together! We are now looking forward to forever capturing our wedding with Chris' unique and artistic talent. Thanks again Chris J. Evans Photography we can not wait to work with you again!
Chris took the most awesome shots and made the whole session easy and relaxed.I had Chris take photos for my business here on Maui which I have used on my website, in ad creation and as my intro and closing shots for my promotional videos. I had a awesome selection to choose from and he sent me proofs quickly. Since I had Chris take the photos, the comments on how my site looks and referrals is quite pleasantly noticeable! Stoked and I look forward to more work with Chris.
I hired Chris to capture some family photos on our vacation last week. He was prompt in his communication with me, flexible when we had to adjust due to a snorkeling trip - just an overall professional. The pictures were amazing, we will surely treasure them for years to come. I would highly recommend Chris Evans.
Cave Creek, AZ
We found Chris almost by accident as we searched the internet for options for wedding photographers in Maui. We considered a few of the others, but ended up picking Chris. Well, all we can say is that it was the BEST decision we made for our wedding!! We were absolutely blown away by the work Chris did, and can say without a doubt that if you are planning a wedding in Maui (or anywhere else for that matter!) you should stop searching and hire Chris. Chris took us to several different picturesque locations (he knew the perfect spots) where he was able to get shots that were so unique and highlighted the beauty of Maui as well as ourselves. Typically, we do not even like our pictures taken, however, Chris made this experience so fun that the photography aspect of the day was a huge highlight. The angles, lighting, and environmental accents combined to make the most beautiful pictures we could imagine. We are beyond excited to have these photos for a lifetime of remembrance of such a special occasion. On a personal note, Chris is a super good guy! He is so professional, but also easy going and so much fun to work with. We are so thankful to Chris for helping to make our wedding the best day of our lives!
I first hired Chris to do some family photo's at our home. He had such an amazing vision and our photo's fully exceeded our expectations! He arrived early and walked around our yard looking for inspiration and ended up using an avocado tree, and an old bus as backdrop. It was such a great idea because it really captured memories of that home that our son was born in. Since then I hired Chris to do a photoshoot of my employees and myself at my salon in paia and some shots of the inside. He really knows his stuff and was so cool about making all of us feel comfortable and cute as it can be really intimidating to be in front of the camera!!! What he can do with lighting and editing work is really amazing, he is truly an artist and such a cool guy to be around, especially when you're documenting lifes precious moments such as your children growing up or your wedding day!!!
I hired Chris Evans to shoot my promotional shots for a hair care line, and he exceeded my expectations. Chris was on time, and worked quickly to get the shots we needed. I was impressed with his knowledge of what angles look best, and his ability to make the model feel comfortable and get the best shots. He charged me exactly what he quoted and finished on time. He also included quite a few beautifully retouched shots that I am so happy with. The shots look professional and I am so proud to use them for my promotions. The quality of the photos make my products look great, and like they could be in any major magazine. Thanks Chris!